Famous Cricketers in History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,895

  • 1912-09-02 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), born in Fremantle, Western Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1912-09-11 Derek Sealy, West Indian cricket batsman (11 Tests; youngest West Indian Test player 17:122), born in Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1982)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (England batsman 1948-49), born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1912-11-04 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1983)
  • 1912-12-25 Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)
  • 1913-01-08 Horace Smith, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; lone wicket off first ball), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1913-01-17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • 1913-01-30 Dicky Fuller, West Indian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12), born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1913-03-12 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • 1913-03-19 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • 1913-08-28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1913-08-29 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • 1913-10-07 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41), born in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1913-10-14 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
  • 1913-10-24 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, born in Shanghai, China (d. 1995)
  • 1913-12-21 Raich Carter, English soccer forward (13 caps; Sunderland, Derby County, Hull C) and manager (Hull C, Leeds, Mansfield Town, Middlesborough), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1994)
  • 1914-04-08 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • 1914-04-10 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48), born in Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1997)
  • 1914-04-10 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)
  • 1914-04-18 C. S. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (d. 2002)
  • 1914-05-02 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1990)
  • 1914-06-16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1914-06-18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • 1914-07-09 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1914-08-21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1914-10-19 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • 1914-12-06 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), born in Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914-12-07 Winston Place, English cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1914-12-08 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), born in Cobar, NSW (d. 2003)
  • 1914-12-12 Denis Begbie, South African cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50), born in Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2009)
  • 1914-12-17 Mushtaq Ali, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's)
  • 1915-01-22 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • 1915-03-11 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • 1915-03-19 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire (d. 1989)
  • 1915-03-22 George Cresswell, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ aged 35)
  • 1915-03-28 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952), born in Auckland (d. 1982)
  • 1915-06-04 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests; father of Richard & Dayle), born in Lincoln, Canterbury (d. 2006)
  • 1915-06-18 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), born in Chartham, England (d. 1977)
  • 1915-06-30 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946)), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1915-10-29 Dennis Brookes, English cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1915-11-25 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915-11-25 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1915-12-04 Fred Freer, Australian cricket pace bowler (1 Test 1946), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1998)
  • 1915-12-09 Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s), born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1916-01-18 Alec Coxon, English cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82), born in Huddersfield, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • 1916-01-24 Vic Stollmeyer, West Indian cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1999)
  • 1916-02-17 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • 1916-02-26 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • 1916-03-26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England batsman, Compton's mate)
  • 1916-04-14 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (India 1947-48), born in Mammandur, British India (d. 1993)
  • 1916-06-05 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)
  • 1916-06-23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • 1916-07-31 Verdun Scott, New Zealand cricket batsman, rugby league utility back (10 Tests; 1 cap), born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • 1916-08-27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • 1916-11-05 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1916-12-19 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
  • 1917-02-22 Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)
  • 1917-03-06 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • 1917-04-12 Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), born in Jamnagar, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1978)
  • 1917-05-05 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), born in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1987)
  • 1917-06-06 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), born in Princes Town, Trinidad (d. 1991)
  • 1917-06-27 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), born in Bombay, India (d. 1984)
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire), born in Worchester, England (d. 1974)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1917-09-06 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1917-10-17 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • 1917-10-20 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • 1917-10-27 Jack Plimsoll, South African cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947), born in Kalk Bay, South Africa (d. 1999)
  • 1917-12-08 Ian Johnson CBE, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (45 Tests; 109 wickets), born in North Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1998)
  • 1918-01-07 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • 1918-03-05 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • 1918-04-07 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918-04-29 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1918-05-14 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1918-07-04 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1918-10-14 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1918-11-10 Martin Hanley, South African cricketer (took 1-88 with off-spin in Test for South Africa), born in Aliwal North, Cape Province (d. 2000)
  • 1918-11-24 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), born in Worcester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-01-26 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1919-02-06 Lindsay Tuckett, South African cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1919-03-18 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, Australian cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1919-04-19 Gil Langley, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2001)
  • 1919-04-21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • 1919-05-15 Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
  • 1919-06-08 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1993)
  • 1919-07-17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • 1919-07-31 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • 1919-10-08 Mac Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946), born in Westport, West Coast, New Zealand (d. 1979)
  • 1919-10-10 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), born in Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • 1919-10-17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • 1919-11-06 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 1919-11-28 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), born in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1919-12-30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-05 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, Pakistani cricketer (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2011)
  • 1920-01-14 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1920-02-27 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 2013)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,011

  • 1960-01-05 Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • 1960-02-05 Louis Stricker, cricketer (South African open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
  • 1960-07-09 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • 1960-08-16 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
  • 1960-09-18 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • 1960-09-26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1960-11-12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • 1960-11-27 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
  • 1961-01-02 Bob Catterall, South African cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for South Africa 1922-31), dies at 60
  • 1961-01-26 Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
  • 1961-03-23 A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
  • 1961-05-02 J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for England 1921-31), dies
  • 1961-06-16 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • 1961-09-05 Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
  • 1961-09-16 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • 1961-10-02 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), dies at 80
  • 1961-10-26 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies at 79
  • 1961-12-26 Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 1962-02-07 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • 1962-05-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73
  • 1962-10-04 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • 1963-01-18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • 1963-01-30 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), dies at 89
  • 1963-03-08 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • 1963-03-11 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies at 52
  • 1963-04-08 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • 1963-05-02 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Aust, Otago), dies at 76
  • 1963-07-18 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1963-07-29 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 1963-08-21 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
  • 1963-09-12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • 1963-09-22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • 1963-11-22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1963-12-21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • 1964-01-01 Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), dies at 67
  • 1964-02-06 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • 1964-02-20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicket-keeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1964-04-14 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies at 72
  • 1964-04-19 Cyril Merry, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies at 53
  • 1964-06-07 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1964-07-12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1964-09-15 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), dies at 88
  • 1964-10-06 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • 1964-12-03 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
  • 1964-12-12 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • 1965-01-30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1965-04-08 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 1965-05-08 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • 1965-07-01 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1965-07-07 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1965-08-10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • 1965-08-11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1965-08-27 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies at 56
  • 1965-09-14 Jack Hearne, English cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 76
  • 1965-09-26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • 1965-10-17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1965-11-14 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • 1965-12-02 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests) dies at 59
  • 1966-01-05 George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (24 Tests, 60 dismissals), dies at 64
  • 1966-01-10 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • 1966-05-22 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (8 Tests; 22 wickets @ 26.72; Gloucestershire), dies at 65
  • 1966-06-22 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), dies at 65
  • 1966-08-05 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92
  • 1966-08-14 Tip Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder and captain (26 Tests 1905-23, 35 wickets), dies at 85
  • 1966-08-17 Archibald Palm, South African cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies at 65
  • 1966-09-10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • 1966-10-13 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1966-10-27 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), dies at 78
  • 1967-01-01 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), dies at 66
  • 1967-01-28 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • 1967-02-01 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54
  • 1967-03-13 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
  • 1967-06-26 Errol Hunte, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies at 55
  • 1967-08-04 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • 1967-08-26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • 1967-11-14 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72
  • 1967-12-26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • 1967-12-31 Arthur Mailey, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), dies at 81
  • 1968-01-29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • 1968-05-10 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • 1968-05-20 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • 1968-06-27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1968-08-24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
  • 1968-08-25 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), dies of a fractured skull at 58
  • 1968-11-09 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1968-12-12 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • 1969-03-25 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • 1969-07-22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1969-09-03 John Lester, American cricketer, dies at 98
  • 1969-09-09 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • 1969-10-04 Vibart Wight, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; v/c WI first touring team v England 1928), dies at 67
  • 1969-10-29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • 1970-01-28 Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
  • 1970-02-13 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies
  • 1970-06-17 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), dies at 74
  • 1970-09-06 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • 1970-09-19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • 1970-12-01 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), dies at 60
  • 1971-02-01 Jim Christy, South African cricket batsman (10 Tests; top score 103 1932; Transvaal, Queensland), dies at 66
  • 1971-02-26 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests in 30's), dies at 67